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OhioRaven - Monday Apr 29, 2013
(Clean eating, exercise.)
Weight: 188.0

Same as last week ! Whoo-hoo ! 188Lbs.


1c soup, SweetPotato, sauerkraut

1,1/2c DDcabbage.


I went foraging yesterday, got more dandelions, wild onions, miners lettuce and some wild ginger. Bought a coffee grinder to grind up my dried dandelion roots and ginger for tea. Also seeking the elusive stinging nettle for its roots and my next soup.

Have a Healthy Day.

Progress as of today: 44 lbs lost so far, only -11 lbs to go!

Puddles on 04/29/2013:
Interesting pickings Raven. Natures little treasures. Enjoy and have a great day.

grannyannie on 04/29/2013:
Doing great, Ohio! I drink a lot of fennel & nettle tea...out of a box though. No shortage of stinging nettles here. I've run into a few. Ouch.

IndependentEm93 on 04/29/2013:
Have a great day!

graindart on 04/29/2013:
I'm glad to see that you haven't regressed to wild eating after making it to your goal. I think maintaining a sensible weight is actually harder for me than losing.

Puddles on 04/29/2013:
Raven just thought I would share my BIL is really not doing well - not eating - on ensure supplements and just sleeping a lot. The Dr. does not think he will make it to the birth of his grandchild. Yesterday was their 40th wedding anniversary yesterday. I was going to see my son in a few weeks but I am going to wait because I will probably just get back from Ottawa and will have to go back down to that area. Thank you for listening.

Tangalyn~ on 04/29/2013:
good job maintaining. u rock!

hollybelle on 04/29/2013:
I think stinging nettle is very young in your (our) neck of the woods right now and I believe it is harder to ID beacause it looks so different than the middle-aged or mature plants. Do you forage on undeveloped land, I must have missed that. You may be a veteran plant hunter so excuse my comments if they seem elementary. I think plants are facinating - especially their potential for medicinal use. :-)

biscottibody59 on 04/29/2013:
Enjoy! Good on maintaining!

V on 04/29/2013:
Great job Ohio! Have a great evening!

OhioRaven - Sunday Apr 28, 2013
(Clean eating, exercise.)
Weight: 188.0


McSalad, minipopcorn

Frisch's = Graindart Salad (all the fixin's) , 1c veg. Soup, 4 slices of pickled beets.

No exercise, some more gardening. Put more tomatoes in. Celebrity, superbeefsreak. Still waiting for my SweetPotato slips to arrive. Can't start the flower garden untill these propellers stop falling from all the maple trees in my yard.

Water was Low, green and dandelion tea, decaf coffee.


Have a Healthy Day !

Progress as of today: 44 lbs lost so far, only -11 lbs to go!

Puddles on 04/28/2013:
Your getting a lot of yard work done. Good luck on your weigh-in day tomorrow. Have a great day Raven.

grannyannie on 04/28/2013:
Gardening counts as exercise! I watch my hubby garden and he works hard.

Never tried dandelion tea. Got about a zillion different teas in my cupboard but not that one.

Have a good one, Ohio!

OhioRaven - Saturday Apr 27, 2013
(Clean eating, exercise.)
Weight: 188.0

1egg+1bread+No Soup+1/2cBeans



2c soup, SweetPotato,

2grapefruit, 2bigpickle

Water gal. +


Gardening, put in 3 tomato, row of green beans, 4 Zucchini, 5 cucumbers.

Have a Healthy Day !

Progress as of today: 44 lbs lost so far, only -11 lbs to go!

V on 04/27/2013:
Have a good weekend Ohio!

Tangalyn~ on 04/27/2013:
awesome choices for ur garden :) im a bit jealous but happy for u hehe, have a great day!!

Puddles on 04/27/2013:
Fresh vegetable that will be real nice. Enjoy your day working on your garden. Have a great weekend Raven.

grannyannie on 04/27/2013:
Looks healthy. Have a great weekend, Ohio!

thinkpositive on 04/28/2013:
Reading about your garden made me miss my garden. Your menu looks healthy and interesting.

OhioRaven - Friday Apr 26, 2013
(Clean eating, exercise.)
Weight: 188.0

2eggs, 1c soup, 1 bread




2grapefruit, bigPickle.

Water LOW. (forgot my jug at home)


No exercise

Mowed the lawn with a push mower... About 1/2 hour.

Have a Healthy Day.

Progress as of today: 44 lbs lost so far, only -11 lbs to go!

Puddles on 04/26/2013:
Have a great weekend Raven. Talk to you later. Take care.

biscottibody59 on 04/26/2013:
Have a great day!

V on 04/26/2013:
Have a good evening Ohio!

OhioRaven - Thursday Apr 25, 2013
(Clean eating, exercise.)
Weight: 188.0




1c DDLentils, small Dandelion salad.

Sweet potato, 1c soup.

Water gallon plus


No Exercise

Worked late, ate late, watched my belly grow.

Cutting grass today and big rehearsal later.

Try to do better today.

Welcome returning and new members to our group. You're just as messed up as the rest of us, and we're glad to have you with us.

Have a Healthy Day !

Progress as of today: 44 lbs lost so far, only -11 lbs to go!

Puddles on 04/25/2013:
We are so far away from cutting grass here in this part of the world. Just getting rid of the snow finally. Enjoy your day Raven - you are doing real well. Take care.

Tangalyn~ on 04/25/2013:
hope today is a good one for ya!! =)

V on 04/25/2013:
Messed up? Speak for yourself, LOL have a good evening

OhioRaven - Wednesday Apr 24, 2013
(Clean eating, exercise.)
Weight: 188.0






Water gallon +


No exercise

Have a Healthy Day !

Progress as of today: 44 lbs lost so far, only -11 lbs to go!

Puddles on 04/24/2013:
Good morning Raven. I will have to be good since I had pizza last night. Just could not bring myself to cook. I also did not take time to eat all day. It was just one of those days where you work work work and food is not even on your mind but you realize that you should eat something or just go to bed. But I knew I would be up in the middle of night if I went to bed and would probably everything and anything that was in the house. So today I take it easy on myself - on my knee and make sure I do not stress my lower back too much. Anyway. I hope you have a great day. Enough venting thank you for listening.

getmebackto150 on 04/24/2013:
Have a good day! Your menu always looks very similar and good!!

Tangalyn~ on 04/24/2013:
have a wonderful day :)

IndependentEm93 on 04/24/2013:
Have a great day!

grannyannie on 04/24/2013:
Have a great day, Ohio!

V on 04/24/2013:
Good Evening Ohio!

OhioRaven - Tuesday Apr 23, 2013
(Clean eating, exercise.)
Weight: 188.0



2Riblets, 1springroll, 2sm.bowlsPopcorn, salad.

1c DDcabbage, 1grapefruit

Water gal +


No exercise / no excuse

Ball game was good. Skyboxes were amazing. Thank you Extech corp. I guess I'll be coughing till the tree pollen is gone. I'm not taking the prescription medrol after reading disturbing side effects. I'll be just fine thank you. Have a Healthy Day !

Progress as of today: 44 lbs lost so far, only -11 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 04/23/2013:
Good morning, Ohio. Any other pill you can take for allergy?

IndependentEm93 on 04/23/2013:
Claratin D is good for allergies. Have a great day!

supercheese on 04/23/2013:
ohhhh allergiessssss. what. a. bummer.

getmebackto150 on 04/23/2013:
Have a good one... I hear you on the allergies mine are coming on in full force! Yuck for pollen:(

V on 04/23/2013:
Happy to hear you had a good time at the game Ohio. have a good evening!

hollybelle on 04/23/2013:
We take loratadine (generic antihistimine) for allergy symptoms - it's OTC. Hope you feel better - glad you liked the ballgame. Good going on your food.

OhioRaven - Monday Apr 22, 2013
(Clean eating, exercise.)
Weight: 188.0


Church Salad Lunch = 1/2c of each ; potato, taco, greenbean, broccoli, and fruit salad, 2Deviled egg halves.

1/2 SweetPotato, 1c soup.


Almost no water. Coffee and tea only.

Prayers (oh yeah !)

Lost another pound just eating right I guess. Stopped coughing but able to sleep through the night. Did some more tilling, putting last year's leaves in the soil. Going to The Cincinnati Red's game tonight against the Cubs. It's a Vendors Skybox, catered affair. Gotta watch my eats there. Picked a few handfuls of dandelions. Drying roots for tea and putting leaves in my salad.

Y'all Have a Healthy Monday.

Progress as of today: 44 lbs lost so far, only -11 lbs to go!

Puddles on 04/22/2013:
Congrats. You have done so well. I am really proud of you. Have a great day.

grannyannie on 04/22/2013:
You are doing great, Ohio!

V on 04/22/2013:
Good news that you are feeling better! have fun at the game tonight

Supercheese on 04/22/2013:
So proud raven! I can't believe youve already lost almost 50 lbs!!

getmebackto150 on 04/22/2013:
Glad to hear you slept through the night!!!! Have a good day:)

hollybelle on 04/22/2013:
Hope you are on the mend now. Have a good time at the game. You are a regular Father Earth on that dandelion drying and salad picking! I am impressed. Like I've said before - I wish I had ground to grow things in! I think it would be neat to share with local food banks if there was excess!

Tangalyn~ on 04/22/2013:
so glad u r feeling better... congrats on another loss!

biscottibody59 on 04/22/2013:
Good going!

OhioRaven - Sunday Apr 21, 2013
(Clean eating, exercise.)
Weight: 189.0



1,1/2c DDLentils, 1c soup, SweetPotato

Grapefruit, pickle

Low on water


No exercise

I think I am cured. Coughs are on the low side. Slept all the way through the night. Tilled some leaves into the garden. Need to now the lawn today. Thank you for the prayers of my speedy recovery.

Have a healthy Day Everyone.

Progress as of today: 43 lbs lost so far, only -10 lbs to go!

Puddles on 04/21/2013:
I am glad you had a good night of sleep. It seems we posted at the same time. Don't overdo it today - take care of yourself. Have a great day.

grannyannie on 04/21/2013:
Glad you are better. Have a good Sunday, Ohio.

nunnermack on 04/21/2013:
Glad you are feeling better!!

biscottibody59 on 04/21/2013:
Not to be an alarmist, but please read about the side effects of the (I assume dosepak) Medrol. It's a corticosteroid preparation and will pretty much make anyone with any affliction feel healed. Coming down from it after you take the last dose may be problematic. Two people I know would never take it ever again.

Have a great day!


OhioRaven on 04/21/2013:
Wow ! Thanks, Biscuit. I will.

OhioRaven - Saturday Apr 20, 2013
(Clean eating, exercise.)
Weight: 189.0




3/4c DDcabbage, 1c soup, SweetPotato


Water just shy of a gallon.


No exercise (maybe today)

I got 5 prescriptions . Cough syrup, Zpak, an inhaler, Singulair, and something called Medrol. Hope to get back to "Normal" again soon. Thanks for your concern

Have a Healthy Day.

Progress as of today: 43 lbs lost so far, only -10 lbs to go!

Puddles on 04/20/2013:
I was just wondering if you were able to get a better night of sleep now that you have some medication. It always makes me laugh when I ear the word Normal. I hope you have a good day and take care.

V on 04/20/2013:
Glad to hear you got some scripts, I hope you feel better soon Ohio..Have a good weekend!

grannyannie on 04/20/2013:
Wow! Hope you feel better soon, Ohio!

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